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Lanhee Chen: US, China Agree In Principle To Phase-One Trade Deal

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen reacts to the report that US negotiators have reached the terms of a phase-one trade deal with China that now awaits President Donald Trump’s approval.

Analysis and Commentary

'Privacy Absolutism' Masks How Consumers Actually Value Their Data

by Bowman Heiden, Nicolas Petitvia The Hill
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Ethical scandals in the tech industry seem to follow each other like night and day. Last month, a federal inquiry was opened regarding Google’s program to collect and analyze patient data in collaboration with health care providers, known as Project Nightingale. 

Featured AnalysisAnalysis and Commentary

Russia’s Return To The Middle East

by Jakub Grygielvia The Caravan
Thursday, December 12, 2019

The reinsertion of Russia into the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East is one of the big stories of the past decade. Although Russia’s recueillement after 1991 resulted in its effective disappearance from the Middle East, her presence in the region is of course not a new reality in history. Tsars and Soviet leaders pushed their military might and political influence into the region for the last three centuries, clashing with various great powers, from the Ottoman sultanate to the British empire and the United States. But the speed at which the current Russian advance has occurred is surprising and troubling. Moscow has inserted an enormous level of instability and unpredictability to the already murky local power dynamics.

Featured AnalysisAnalysis and Commentary

The Middle East In An Era Of Great Power Competition

by A. Wess Mitchellvia The Caravan
Thursday, December 12, 2019

In 1920, a young Winston Churchill wrote a memorandum to the Cabinet outlining his concerns about British policy in the Middle East. Britain was, he wrote, “simultaneously out of sympathy with all the four powers exercising local influence.” The Arabs, erstwhile allies in the war, were already unhappy with the emerging postwar settlement. The defeated Turks, Britain’s traditional regional ally, were resentful and looking for new partners. The Russians, under new Bolshevik leadership, were skillfully courting Turkey and Persia. And the Greeks wanted greater British backing against Turkey.

Analysis and Commentary

Israel’s Democracy Is Broken

by Arye Carmonvia The New York Times
Thursday, December 12, 2019

As the country heads for yet another divisive election, it’s time to address the roots of our crisis.

Analysis and CommentaryNational Security

What Purpose Does NATO Serve?

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, December 12, 2019

What U.S. interests does the bloated bureaucracy advance -- at our expense?

Map of Taiwan
InterviewsNational Security

Captain Christopher Sharman On The John Batchelor Show

interview with CAPT Chris Sharmanvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Christopher Sharman discusses his Washington Times article "Warship visits to Taiwan will show China that the U.S. holds the winning hand."

In the News

Return Of Nuclear Doomsday

quoting George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Sam Nunnvia The Hill
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Elder statesmen are again warning of nuclear dangers. But have they risen? Maybe, but they remain only faint echoes of Cold War era risks.

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A Season Of Caesars

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Unlike their predecessors, today’s authoritarians lack a common ideology. But once in power, they behave in remarkably similar ways.

In the News

Can Russia Trust The Wily, Wily West?

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

On a recent episode of “Life, Liberty and Levin,” Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson told host Mark Levin, “The problem at the moment is partly that we are on a kind of permanent war footing with respect to Moscow … It’s also partly that President Putin simply cannot bring himself to trust the United States.”

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